The War Within

As a person navigating life with mental illness, I often find it necessary to reflect on events to determine the path that led me to a particular place in my life. I gaze out the window of my world today and witness the tragic upheaval displayed, and it gives me pause. I reflect on what

A Hungry Girl

Imagine it is 9:30 p.m., you are in the middle of watching a movie, home alone on your couch. You jump up to take a restroom break and hear your front door open and close. Most of the lights are out, you grab an implement and flick on the lights, yelling a stream of expletives!

Understanding Object Constancy

Living with a mental disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I’ve found few people truly know what BPD is about, in terms of symptoms and diagnosis. I am also seeing however, it is the flavor of the month diagnosis, rapidly growing in mental health circles of recent. Growing up in the 1970s, the diagnosis

Bedlam

Click to view the trailer for Bedlam As a person living with mental illness, I am outraged as I watch this trailer. Please, I beg you, NOT to look away. In my opinion, the mentally ill have been and still are, more stigmatized by Society then any ethnicity, gender affiliation, or social class. In the

THE GREAT DISCONNECT BETWEEN NEUROTYPICAL AND NEURODIVERSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Definition of Neurotypical: not displaying or characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of thought or behavior. “Neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either the only one or the only correct one” Definition of Neurodiverse: The displaying of or being characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of

Time to Reboot

It has been some time since I have posted a Blog or Update. I believe there are times when we need to take a step back and reboot. This has been that time for me. Since we ended the contract with the Publisher I worked for 3 years with on my book … I felt

Part Three – Diagnosed With Mental Illness Now What?

If you have been following this series of blogs ‘Diagnosed With Mental Illness Now What’, you are aware how difficult this diagnosis can be to a person. You can find parts one and two of this series at these links: http://searchingforgrey.com/diagnosed-with-mental-illness-now-what/ and http://searchingforgrey.com/part-two-diagnosed-with-mental-illness-now-what/. Each and every year, millions of Americans find themselves affected by mental

PART TWO: DIAGNOSED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, NOW WHAT?

The first Blog I wrote in this series discussed facing the diagnosis of mental illness and how to initiate yourself into this new world. Please refer to http://searchingforgrey.com/diagnosed-with-mental-illness-now-what/ . In this Blog, now that you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder I want to discuss getting your ‘ducks in a row’ personally. I want